This distinct subspecies of woodland caribou was found only in Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), where it inhabited remote treeless bogs in the forests of northwestern Graham Island. It was much smaller than other subspecies, standing about one metre at the shoulder. The last three sighted were shot in 1908. They were probably never numerous and would have been highly vulnerable to over hunting. Dramatic changes in vegetation on Graham Island that occurred after the government introduction of black-tailed deer from the mainland in 1900, may also have contributed to their demise.
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The entire area of all regional districts in which the species occurs somewhere is shaded. The actual species range may be much smaller.